|The street / Jimmy Ryan (part 2 of 3)|
Continued from part one: Ryan discusses getting mugged and how the criminal justice system works to discredit the accounts of gay-bashing victims based on their sexuality. Phone calls from listeners recounting their personal experiences of violence on and around Christopher Street. The hosts discuss what could be done to improve Christopher Street, how to help "derelict" members of the gay community who aren't getting the support system that they need, and the integration of newer heterosexual r...
|Degrees (Episode 12 of 14)|
The 99.5 Radio Theatre partnered with Theatre Genesis to present this new play to WBAI listeners. *Degrees*, by George Birimisa, was first produced in 1966 by the Off-Off-Broadway group at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bouwerie, and was adapted for 99.5 Radio Theatre by George Birimisa and Charles Lewis. The play deals with the tangled situation confronted by a young New York doctor, his roommate, and a girl...
Keywords: Radio plays; George Birimisa; St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York; N.Y.)
|The People With AIDS Coalition (Episode 4 of 4)|
David Rothenberg interviews Chris Babcock and Kathy Underhill of the People With AIDS Coalition. Babcock and Underhill talk about the resources that PWAC offers to people with AIDS.
|Harlan county USA / Nancy Barker and Hart Perry|
Barry Parker from WPFW's Film Exchange interviews Nancy Barker and Hart Perry, respectively the director of editing and principal cinematographer of Barbara Kopple's 1977 documentary Harlan County USA. The two discuss how they came to be involved in the film's production and about the scene in the film where strikebreakers attacked the film crew.
|Exploring the arts in the Bay Area: experimental film|
Laura Malamut moderates a discussion between James Broughton, James Schofill, Tom Bullins, Michael Stewart, and Edith Kramer about the Bay Area experimental film scene. Among the topics discussed are where the audiences for experimental cinema are, whether or not there is actually an experimental film community in the Bay Area, and the "8mm revolution". Produced by students from San Francisco State University.
|The New York music company (Episode 23 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
Performance of 20th century vocal, electronic and chamber music at WBAI's Free Music Store on April 14, 1972. Part 2 of this recording features three short Hungarian dances by composer Ferenc Farkas (1915-2000), performed by the Halas Woodwind Quintet; a song by Itsuro Shimoda, Japanese folk singer; and Randy Madison introduces Inferno, a fourteen-piece rock band, who perform their titular song, Time is laughing, and Love, the rhythm of the world...
Keywords: Electronic music; Woodwind quintets; Choral singing; The New York Music Company
|Pacifica's coverage of policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces: day 3 (part 2 of 3)|
Part two of Pacifica Radio's coverage of the United States Senate Armed Forces Committee's hearings concerning openly gay and lesbian servicemembers in the US military. Witnesses include Dr. David Segal, Dr. Judith Stiehm, Dr. Charles Moskos and Lieutenant General Calvin A.H. Waller (Ret.). Senators who speak include Sen. J. James Exon (D-NE), Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-SC), Sen. Sam Nunn (D-GA), Sen. John Warner (R-VA), Sen...
|Local lesbian musicians (Part 3 of 3)|
Unsigned lesbian musicians perform their original material with host Lori Medigovich. Artists and their songs include Sophia "Carrying the load," Kelly Conway "Don't be gone too long," Jennifer James "The silence of forbidden," Marcia Lost "I feel like flying," Jessie X "Obstinance," Madelyn "Stay," and Julie Dagel "We're gonna win the cup."
|A diary in topaz (Episode 25 of 29)|
The Word Players perform this play for radio written especially for the Word Players by American playwright Kenneth Lillquist. The story is a love affair, told with voices of Light and Darkness. Cast includes Gil Jardine, Sherry Pockell, and Edgar Walker as the Voices of Light; and David Haight and Ann Rivers as the Voices of Darkness. Directed by Baird Searles, technical production by Barry Singer...
Keywords: Searles; Baird; Lillquist; Kenneth; Radio plays
|The velvet sledgehammer|
Women's news with Judy Pasternak for the week of March 7, 1985, incorporating KPFA's Majority Report. Subjects discussed: Katherine Davenport reports on a new law in Montana requiring insurance companies to charge men and women the same rates for the same coverage, including an interview with Ann Brodsky of the Women's Lobbyist Fund in Helena, Montana (00:04:42); Ginny Burson and Karen Sondheim on women's occupational safety and health issues (00:11:23); interview by Mimi Rosenberg with Eileen C...
|Vancouver lecture #1 : dictation and "A Textbook of Poetry" / Jack Spicer|
Jack Spicer delivers his first Vancouver lecture, "Dictation and 'A Textbook of Poetry'", recorded at Warren Tallman's house in 1965. A complete transcript of this talk is available in Peter Gizzi, ed., The house that Jack built: the collected lectures of Jack Spicer (Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1998, 24-42). Contains Spicer reading excerpts from "A Textbook of Poetry."
|Howard Johnson's grand coming-out party for the tuba (Episode 4 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
A live broadcast from WBAI's Free Music Store on December 4, 1971 organized by tuba player Howard Johnson (1941-). Substructure performs Operation soul, Been working too hard, Hold to God's unchanging hands, This Christmas (joined by Toby Hanks on tuba), (You make me feel like) a natural woman (with Yvonne Fletcher on vocals) and a composition written by Johnson called Here comes sonny man. The evening concludes with a grand finale of She's too heavy, featuring fourteen tubas...
Keywords: MUSIC; Johnson; Howard; 1941-; Hanks; Toby; Tuba ensembles
|CIA Town Meeting with Victor Marchetti, Bella Abzug, Allan Cranston|
Recording includes Victor Marchetti making statement about the CIA investigation, Q and A with Bella Abzug, Alan Cranston and others. Also see BC2269A and BC2269B for more information. Stanley Sheinbaum moderates. Broadcast on KPFK on May 30, 1975.
|The car top rally.|
The recording consists of actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. A speech is delivered regarding the administration suspending students who participate in the demonstration, and the need for students to stick together. Dick Norman invites opposition speakers. A speech is given on the complexity of the issues that the students are proposing regarding questions of ownership and money...
|Being Black in America (in the '90s) / Sonia Sanchez|
Sonia Sanchez, teacher poet, essayist, dramatist, and storyteller, delivers two short talks for Black women students: "Development of Social Values and the Birth of a Poet" and "Women in Search of Truth" at the first annual meeting of Associated Women Students Commission (AWSC) of Cal State Long Beach. On this tape, Sanchez relates a tale from her father about Black pilots in the '40s. and makes an urgent plea for education to empower young people to meet today's realities...
|Logos (Episode 3 of 3)|
Performance by Logos at KPFT's Free Music Store on September 21, 1972. Logos (pronounced Lah-gahs) consists of Truett Tidwell, keyboards and ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP synthesizer; Rick Thigpen, bass, flute, keyboard and vocals; Steve Adams, bass, flute, guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Jim Lemon on drums. The group composed the music, similar to the jazz/rock-on-synthesizer that several English groups are working in and that Joseph Byrd pioneered in America...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; Bauer; Paul; Thigpen; Rick; MUSIC
|Readings from two University of California, Berkeley faculty reports|
According to the interim report, Academic Senate Emergency Executive Committee meets with regents on December 17, 1964. On December 18, 1964, Regents declared that advocacy or content of speech will not be restricted beyond the purview of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Regents establish a committee that will meet with students and faculty regarding matters of campus political activity, with the intent of providing maximum freedom with responsibility...
|The birth of Venus (Episode 6 of 29)|
Performance of a play by Frank Moffett Mosier, taking place in the 12th century, that concerns a visit by the Baron Paolo di Stefano to the Princess Andrina of Naples while her husband is away fighting the Turks, and gives a wry look at the medieval ideal of courtly love. The cast includes Linda Phillips as Andrina, Eugenie Snell as Francesca, Bill Wiley as Giovanni and Joseph M. Hamer as Paolo. Original music composed and performed by Marilyn Scheuer...
Keywords: Mosier; Frank Moffett; Radio adaptations
|Art reviewed : Lee Waisler|
Paul Lion interviews painter Lee Waisler who dumped a truckload of three tons of manure in front of the Los Angeles Times in reaction to an unfavorable review of his paintings and discusses art reviews. Waisler wanted to demonstrate to other artists that it is possibly to respond to the media in a constructive, nonviolent action. Lion reads a couple of reviews, one of someone else's work and one of Waisler's work...
|Bernadette Mayer reads at the Ear Inn|
Poet Bernadette Mayer (1945 - ) reads selections from her two recent books, "Utopia" and "Mid-Winter Day" at the Ear Inn in NYC on June 7th, 1986. Mark Weiss introduces her. She reads "Dear amended return acknowledgee" (00:01:28), "The tragic condition of the Statue of Liberty" (00:02:50); "People get ready blow ups happen, or Mikhail Gorbachev's premature ejaculation"(00:04:52); "The presence of one who sometimes leaves a place" (00:09:10); "Catskill eagle" (00:10:16); poem by Mayer's daughter,...
|Gavin Parker, George Stass and Johnny Valiant|
Host Fred Geobold reveals his struggles with cancer. Musicians Gavin Parker and George Stass perform live in the studio. Former professional wrestler (ne John Sullivan) performs a monologue from his one-man show "An Evening with Johnny Valiant". Evan Ginzburg of wrestlingthenandnow.com recaps the past weekend's arts events.
|Noon rallies following Greek Theater|
Tracks 1 & 2: University Students for Law and Order (USLO) rally; interview with Robert Dussault (see also AZ1390). Track 3: Unidentified faculty chair reporting on a meeting of departmental chairs (see also AZ1390). Track 4-Track 5: Bruce Hinsdale[sp?] reporting from outside the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center. He interviews Robert Middle, Susan Troopman[sp?] who discusses her experience in the jail, Carol Nussinov[sp?] (see also AZ 1390)...
WBAI's Janet Coleman speaks with Yoko Ono by phone about her latest album, Blueprints for a Sunrise. She talks about how the events of September 11th, 2001, the women's struggle and the experience of war have informed her creative process.
|Bishop Desmond Tutu interviewed by Kris Welch|
Kris Welch interviews Bishop Desmond Tutu, a South African activist and the first black Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994.
|Truett Tidwell (Episode 2 of 3)|
Performance at KPFT's Free Music Store featuring Truett Tidwell, ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP; Pat Brennan, mini-Moog; Rick Thigpen, flute and bass; and Jim Lemon, drums, playing avant-rock n' roll. During a tuning session, the audience and band members discuss technical details and specifications of the band's electronic instruments. Songs include Aorus; Soft; Mouthpiece; and a synthesized electronic jam...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; MUSIC; Home Grown Free Music Store; Avant garde music; Synthesizer music
|Dear brother Erika / Erika Seastrom ; interviewed by Bonnie Bellow|
Erika Seastrom, a member for 20 years of the Printers Union, describes her life working under terrible conditions in an almost entirely male trade. Seastrom describes the working conditions in New York City print shops, the extreme health hazards to employees, and the way in which she was harassed by men because she wore a skirt to work.Contains sensitive language. Contains recorded music.
|The spiritual and political significance of Chanukah|
Arthur Waskow, Director of Shalom Jewish Peace Center in Philadelphia, talks with Joel Gamon about Chanukah as both a religious and a political event. He traces the history of Chanukah, from the 100 BC Maccabee's liberation of the Holy Temple from Syrian and Solukian Empires. Chanukah emerged from those events at the darkest time of the year. It means a re-dedication of the desecrated temple, and 8 days of light during the darkest part of winter...
|The car top rally|
Actuality of the student protest against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley, that captures some of the following activities: approximately 7:25 pm, with President Kerr and Chancellor Strong watching from the steps of Sproul Hall (the crowd was unaware of their presence), Mario Savio proposes a meeting to be held the following Monday at the Sproul Hall steps between the UC Berkeley administration and the students...
|Larry Kropp talks about the arrests at Sproul Hall|
Larry Kropp, a Math TA at U.C. Berkeley, describes the protesters' and police officers' behavior at Sproul Hall during the arrests. He says that the protesters were peaceful and did not resist arrest. The U.C. campus police and Berkeley police were peaceful and professional, but certain members of the Oakland and Alameda police were unprofessional and unnecessarily brutal. He goes on to describe the brutal treatment by a police officer on one protester on the bus after the arrests...
|How pleasant to know Mr. Lear (Episode 11 of 14)|
A dramatic reading of some lesser-known works by Edward Lear (1812-1888), English author, illustrator and poet who is known mostly for his nonsense poetry and prose. Among the works read are the "Nonsense Cookery" and "Eclogue". The readers are Myrna Charles, Kathleen Dalton, Mike Hodel, Larry Holpp and John Wilson. Selection and direction by Baird Searles; technical production by Sam Sanders. Contains 13 seconds of test tone at beginning of recording...
Keywords: Lear; Edward; 1812-1888; Radio adaptations
|In the Willoughby nursing home with the Willoughby gospel singers.|
Interview with members of the Willoughby Gospel Singers, a group of senior citizens who reside at the Willoughby Nursing Home in Brooklyn, NY. They perform "I'm so gray" and "Does Jesus care?" among other gospel numbers.
|Ganienkeh : for the generations to come / produced by Tim McGovern.|
Ganienkeh, also known as the "Land of the Flint," is the ancestral territory of the Mohawk Nation which is located in the New York Adirondack Preserve. Speakers examine the treaties, incidents, and struggles amongst the traditional Mohawk community.
|I Too Have Lived in Arcadia : pastoral, in the present times by V.R. Lang|
"I Too Have Lived in Arcadia." is a verse play by V.R. Lang. This performance was played as part of an evening devoted to the work of V.R. Lang in January of 1976.
|Trad, bad, mad (Episode 16 of 29, Part 2 of 2)|
Part Two of the play written especially for radio by the young English author James Morgan. These are three interdependent plays that are highly sophisticated versions of the fairy tale "The princess and the frog". The cast includes Charlotte Lane, Robert Bernard, Ted Royce and Sailor Cresswell. The play was directed by Sarah Schilling. Technical production and special effects by Richard Brause. The Mind's Eye Theatre is produced by Baird Searles...
Keywords: Fairy tales; Radio adaptations; James Morgan
|"Doonesbury" cast interview (part 2 of 3)|
Part 2 of Bob Fass' interview with the cast and director of the Broadway musical Doonesbury. Reathel Bean joins in the discussion by phone. Fass plays man-on-the-street commentary by people who enjoyed the musical. Each cast member explains what they think the musical is about. Fass plays a tape of composer Liz Swados talking about her compositional process for Doonesbury and Levy talks about the show's family-friendliness.Music edited out of program.
|Huey P. Newton funeral (part 3 of 4)|
"Continuation of the proceedings from the funeral for Huey P. Newton at the Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, CA. Johnny Spain and Father Earl Neil offer brief remarks. Phyllis Sneed performs a solo, ""Great is Thy Faithfulness"". The Reverend J. Alfred Smith, Sr. delivers Newton's eulogy and closing prayer (out of order because Pastor J. Alfred Smith Sr. had to leave). Adrianne Brown performs a solo, ""He'll Understand And Say Well Done""."
Keywords: Berson, Ginny Z; Huey P. Newton funeral / introduced by Ginny Z. Berson; Newton, Huey P; NEWTON, HUEY; BROWN, ELAINE; BLACK PANTHERS; AFRICAN AMERICANS
|The University at war (Part 2 of 3)|
Carol Brightman (editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Klare (associate editor of Viet Report magazine), Mike Locker (lecturer), and Paul Rockwell discuss the role of American Universities in the Vietnam War. Universities are involved with actual military operations in Vietnam by applying social sciences and technological research which were used for propaganda and technologies.
|What is the role of a community museum?|
Dr. J.S. Holliday, who was relieved of his duties as director of the new Oakland Museum shortly before its opening, Julia Hare, the Oakland Museum's former coordinator of education, and Peggy Stinnett, journalist for the Oakland Montclarion, discuss the responsibilities and potentials of a museum in relation to the community which it serves. Holliday argues that community museums must serve their communities in the most basic way since they are supported by the people...
|La Marcha en Washington|
Pacifica Radio's special report on the Latino/Latina March for Civil and Human Rights, held last Saturday in Washington, D.C. With hosts Santiago Nieves, Juan Gonzalez and Patricia Gonzalez.
|The car top rally|
Actuality of student protests against new campus rules at University of California, Berkeley. Mario Savio reports on university administration's continuing unwillingness to negotiate ("...Strong and Kerr were 'not contactable.'"); Savio expresses concerns about further violence against the demonstrators and possible police actions to break the rally; urges solidarity: "Please be here tonight!" He later announces a Joan Baez concert to be held that night...
|Part five: breaking the blacklist|
Panel discusses how previously blacklisted Hollywood entertainment professional eventually went back to work. Panel includes Fred Rinaldo, Chris Trumbo, Bruce Cook, and Buddy Tyne. Panel presented as part of the Retrospective on the Blacklist Period at the Los Feliz theater in Los Angeles likely on June 5, 1977 along with a screening of "The Defiant Ones" (1958).
|Interview with a gay Holocaust survivor|
Extracts from an interview with an unnamed gay Holocaust survivor who talks about his experiences in a concentration camp.
|Mother (Episode 1 of 14)|
In its first month of production, WBAI's 99.5 Radio Theatre presented this black and white comedy by Don DeLillo which concerns a bed, a great many articles in one issue of the New York Times, and three members of the white race. Starring Frank Whiteman as Ralph, Holly Turner as Sally, and Joan Farber as Mildred. Directed by Christopher Strater. Technical production by Sam Sanders. Produced by Baird Searles with production assistance by Lee Crespi...
Keywords: DeLillo; Don; Radio plays; COMEDY
|Unwrapping a beautiful stranger : interview with and readings of Rosalyn Drexler (Part 2 of 2)|
Recording contains dramatic readings from Rosalyn Drexler (born 1926), accomplished Pop-Art painter, author and playwright's books "I am the Beautiful Stranger," "One or Another," "To Smithereens," and "The Cosmopolitan Girl," interspersed with interview footage of Drexler discussing her life and writing. Readings performed by Drexler herself, Jan Albert (Producer), and David Rapkin (Technical producer).
|The Cabbage Patch Kids / Stuart Ewen|
Author and historian Stuart Ewen discusses the Cabbage Patch Kids doll phenomenon in the United States. He describes his attempts to contact Coleco to interview a Cabbage Patch doll. Ewen decries the attention lavished on these dolls when "charity for other human beings seems to be at an all-time low" and presents an unverified anecdote about a child receiving a "death certificate" for their broken doll...
|News reports on the CIA|
John D. Marks and others speaking possibly at congressional hearings. Telephone interview with John D. Marks. News report on three former FBI plots to kill San Diego State University economics professor Peter Boehmer. Broadcast on KPFK.
|The 1975 art world: the women in it (part 2 of 2)|
Second part of a panel discussion entitled "The 1975 Art World: The Women in It", held at New York University's Loeb Student Center in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museum of the Women's Interart Center as part of a series of special events to salute "1975: Women and Art", on Wednesday, May 7th, 1975 at 7pm. Discussion is moderated by artist Alice Baber and the panel includes Howardena Pindell, artist and curator of prints at Museum of Modern Art; Isabel Bishop, artist; Mary Garrard, art histor...
|The Black Panther Party in Sacramento|
KPFA volunteer Denny Smithson rode on a bus trip made by Black Panther Party on May 2, 1968. The trip began at the Alameda County Courthouse where Bobby Seale appeared at 9:30am. Smithson reads a telegram from Jesse Unruh. The bus then traveled to Sacramento, where the Panthers demanded the reinstatement of Eldridge Cleaver's parole. Includes interviews with Kathleen Cleaver, Communications Secretary of the Black Panthers and wife of Eldridge Cleaver, and Leonard Glaser, co-chairman of the Legal...
|Race and the grand jury|
Examination of the Berkeley City Council's proposed resolution by Councilman Ron Dellums calling for the release of Huey P. Newton. The motion calls for the release of Huey P. Newton from jail in Oakland, CA, on the grounds that this indictment by the Grand Jury was unconstitutional because the Grand Jury was selected by a racist process. Produced by Colin Edwards.
|CIA town meeting : sponsored by the A.C.L.U. / moderated by Stanley Sheinbaum (Part 1 of 2)|
Leonard Weinglass, Bella Abzug, Morton Halperin, Daniel Ellsberg, Victor Marchetti (former CIA agent), Ramona Ripston, Senator Alan Cranston, John Burton, Congressman Michael Harrington, and Lillian Hellman discuss the Central Intelligence Agency and the American Civil Liberties Union. Stanley Sheinbaum moderates. Recorded at at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, CA on April 26, 1975. Broadcast on KPFK on May 5, 1975...